5 Foolproof Ways To Upgrade Your Resume

It’s an important thing to keep your resume in tip-top shape, even if you’re not currently looking to make a change in your career. Follow these five easy ways to upgrade so that when the time comes, you’re ready (or if — eek! —you find yourself suddenly without a job and need to jump back into the workforce stat): 1. Change your font: One of the easiest ways to breathe fresh life into your resume is to change your font. Helvetica or Times New Roman no longer have to be the standard. Try a different font for your name, one [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:49+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Career, Featured|0 Comments

4 Surprising Hidden Costs of Running for POTUS

We all know presidential campaigns are expensive, but just what kind of numbers are we talking about out on the campaign trail? It's not just TV ads and fundraising events...some of the things candidates spend their money on might surprise you:  1. Food: Aside from the fancier eats at catered stops or major fundraising events, fast food reigns supreme as the dining choice for most campaigns. Why? Because it's fast, readily available, and open LATE. Regardless of where they're snacking, food is a major expenditure for presidential candidates and their staffers. Some notable receipts include the Cruz campaign spending a whopping $1,233 [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:50+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Career, Featured|0 Comments

3 Questions to Help You Follow Your Dreams…ASAP!

During your relationship, you focused on your shared goals (or maybe focused too much on his goals). That’s okay, but now ask yourself: What do I want? You might have been out of the working world for a while and want to get back in but don’t know where to start. Ask yourself these questions: 1. What am I good at? Focus on your strengths. If you’re great with people but don’t have a lot of experience, then look for people-friendly jobs like a barista or in retail sales. If you are detail-oriented, look for jobs like a file clerk or [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:52+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Career|0 Comments

5 Sneaky (But Totally Legal!) Ways to Reduce College Costs

What I’m going to say shouldn’t surprise you: college is expensive. In fact, according to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2014–2015 school year was $31,231 at private colleges, $9,139 for state residents at public colleges, and $22,958 for out-of-state residents attending public universities. Yikes! But thankfully, with a little creativity and sweat equity you can lower — or at least temper — some of those costs to make your college years more manageable. Here’s how: Tuition installment plans. If you haven’t asked your financial aid office about this, you’re missing out. About 90% of schools offer tuition installment plans, which [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:53+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Career|1 Comment

3 Ways to Raise Money if You Don’t Know Mark Cuban

So here’s the scenario: You’ve got a great idea—like, a really good idea. You’re passionate about it and ready to jump into the world of entrepreneurship like a boss, except one little thing seems to be standing in the way… Money. You need some green to fund your startup, but unfortunately Mark Cuban isn’t on your speed dial. What to do, oh what to do? Starting a business is pretty hot right now. But before you get those stars in your eyes, understand you’re going up against a lot of competition. I’m not going to tell you not to do [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:54+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Career|0 Comments

6 Back-to-School Apps You Can’t Live Without

It’s your favorite time of year, right? A fresh start, cool new gear, and all of those amazing classes just waiting for you to expand your knowledge. Okay…yeah, but it’s also really stressful. Moving in, navigating campus, and keeping everyone’s names straight…it’s a lot! Thankfully, there are lots of apps out there that will make you BDOC (Big Deal on Campus) right from your smartphone. Here are a few of my faves: ThriftBuddy:One of the best ways to save on dorm and apartment furniture is to buy items that are gently used. (There's no point in purchasing furniture "investment" pieces while in college -- [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:55+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Career|0 Comments

The Sneaky Little Networking Secret Dudes Use All the Time (And So Should You!)

There’s another thing in the work world of equal value to your skills and reputation: your Rolodex. That is, the contacts and connections you have collected and fostered over the years between family, friends, school, careers and beyond. You’re a Rich Bitch, so I can guarantee that there are a few “winners” in there; contacts that are particularly valuable, not just to you but to others as well. Know their worth—and your worth, too. And guess what? You could stand to make some actual money doing so. That’s right, guys do this all the time. It’s called the “finder’s fee,” and [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:59+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Career|0 Comments

5 More Non-Lame Ways to Become a Networking Pro

We already talked about the importance of finding a new passion, zipping up your "chutzpah pants," and putting yourself out there to meet people in your industry who might be helpful to know down the road. But what do you do once you're actually at the networking event, and how do you work the room in a genuine, non-sleazy, and efficient way? Read on and you'll be the belle of the boardroom in no time: 1. Be smart, not a smarty pants: Be ready to be “on.” You are presenting a valuable product: yourself. Don’t make your first meeting your last meeting. Make it a lasting impression [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:00+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Career|0 Comments

5 Non-Lame Ways to Become a Networking Pro

Since I am a naturally reclusive person, I have to take steps to optimize “Nicole Time.” Usually, I am able to wing it and don’t have to plan too hard. But for times when I can’t do that, and putting myself out there feels scary, being strategic about it helps. Here are five ways that I make the most of networking, so you can learn the most from my mistakes and work your next room like a pro: Find two passions: Something you already love and something new you’d love to try. Don’t even think about saying, “I don’t want to/I’m too old to/I have [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:00+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Career|0 Comments

How to Avoid 7 Common Rookie Mistakes When Starting Your Own Business

So you've confirmed that your business idea could be an actual jobby, not just a hobby, and you have 6-9 months' worth of expenses squirreled away to get you there. Sounds like you're ready to take the plunge...but you're not in the clear just yet! Starting your own biz is full of pitfalls and setbacks. Here's how to avoid some of the most common: 1. Have a plan. A business plan is a playbook for what you’re trying to create. The subject of business plans could fill a book (and it has, hundreds of them), but basically it’s a description [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:02+00:00 June 16th, 2015|Career|0 Comments
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